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: Prayer for the Day

With the Rev Peter Baker.


Unknown: Peter Baker.

: Farming Today

: Today

With Sue MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
6.25, 7.25, 8.25 Sports News
7.45 Thought for the Day With the Rev Colin Morris.


Unknown: MacGregorand Edward Stourton.
Unknown: Colin Morris.

: A Place Called Home

John McCarthy sets outto discoverthe meaning of home. 2: The Ideal Home. McCarthy looks at the mixture of public and private, material and spiritual ingredients that can turn a house into a home, and hears why David Frost and Loyd Grossman are happy to let cameras peep through any celebrity keyholes except their own. Producer Roger Childs. Repeated at 9.30pm


Unknown: John McCarthy
Unknown: David Frost
Unknown: Loyd Grossman
Producer: Roger Childs.

: Dead Media: 2: The Linotype

Francis Spufford digs into the history of four media inventions and discovers what each one says about our relationship with the mechanised world.
A look at the behemoth of printing.


Presenter: Francis Spufford
Producer: Simon Coates

: Book of the Week: The Last Enemy

By Richard Hillary. Jamie Glover reads from one of the classics of the Second World Warwritten by a Battle of Britain fighter pilot who was shot down in a Spitfire overthe North Sea. Abridged in five parts by Doreen Estall. Producer Jules Wilkinson


Unknown: Richard Hillary.
Unknown: Jamie Glover
Unknown: Doreen Estall.
Producer: Jules Wilkinson

: Daily Service

With Dr Pauline Webb. 0 Jesus, I Have Promised (Thornbury); John 12, w24-26; Here I Am/Make Me a Servant (Bowater/Willard); How Beautiful
Are the Feet (Handel). With the Bryant Ensemble. Director of music Mark Bryant.


Unknown: Dr Pauline Webb.
Music: Mark Bryant.

: Woman's Hour

With Martha Kearney and guests. Drama: Central 822 by Sarah Woods. Part 6 of 10. Editor Ruth Gardiner. E-MAIL: womanshour@bbc.co.uk Drama repeated at 7.45pm


Unknown: Martha Kearney
Unknown: Sarah Woods.
Editor: Ruth Gardiner.

: Anatomists of Desire

Alan Taylor investigates the key figures behind our passion for consuming. 3: Ernest Dichter.
Demonised by his enemies in fifties America, the founding father of motivational research is credited with using his Freudian training to discover what consumers really want. Producer Mike Lloyd


Unknown: Alan Taylor
Unknown: Ernest Dichter.
Producer: Mike Lloyd

: Memoirs of a Twelfth Man: 3: Quiet, Everyone, Please

A comedy series by Anthony Crouch, dramatised by Christopher Scott. Hollywood comes to Dudley Hewitson's ancestral home to film a cricket match but there is drama on and off the pitch. Director Sue Wilson


Author: Anthony Crouch
Dramatised by: Christopher Scott.
Director: Sue Wilson
Gussy: Norman Rodway
Dudley: David Monaco
Hugo: Richard Neale
Longman Rivers: Peter Macqueen
Logan Hodge: Lewis Hancock
Roger: Malcolm McKee
Curly Griggs: David Holt

: You and Yours

With Mark Whittaker.


Unknown: Mark Whittaker.

: The World at One

With Nick Clarke.


Unknown: Nick Clarke.

: Brain of Britain

Robert Robinson chairs the general knowledge contest, including Beat the Brains, in which listeners put their own questions to contestants. First round - London and the South of England. Producer Richard Edis. Repeated Saturday llpm


Unknown: Robert Robinson
Producer: Richard Edis.

: The Archers

Repeated from yesterday 7pm

: Afternoon Play: Forty Years On

A new production of Alan Bennett's acclaimed satirical comedy. The retiring headmaster of Albion House is outraged by the school's traditional end-of-year play, which is being produced by his successor. The headmaster can only see his own beloved standards being mocked. Yet within the parody lies painful nostalgia for a more peaceful, vanished age.
Choirboys Dominic Conte and Luke Eastman. Music by Colin Sell, performed by members of the East 15 Acting School.

See also Father! Father! Burning Bright tonight at 10.45pm and Talking Head on Thursday 11.30am FM
His master's voice - a feature by Sue Gaisford : page 29
RT Shop special offer: page 29


Writer: Alan Bennett
Choirboy: Dominic Conte
Choirboy: Luke Eastman
Music: Colin Sell
Piano: Pete Ringrose
Director: Gordon House
Unknown: Sue Gaisford
Headmaster: Alan Bennett
Matron: Eleanor Bron
Franklin: Robert Bathurst
Head Boy: Llan Goodman
Tempest: Adam Godley
Miss Nisbitt: Auriol Smith
Teacher: Nicholas Boulton

: Retirement Day

First of two programmes looking at a pivotal day in people's lives- retirement day. 1: The Fireman Mick Tamplin loved being a fireman. He won the Queen's Medal for Gallantry for rescuing some children from a blazing house. He always knew he would have to retire at 55 but illness has forced him to leave even earlier. Afuture as a florist looks less appealing. Producer Brian King


Unknown: Mick Tamplin

: The Food Programme

Derek Cooper visits a water market in Blandford Forum and follows the meandering fortunes of the River StOUr. Extended repeat from yesterday 12.30pm


Unknown: Derek Cooper

: Four Corners

Anne Mackenzie and guests explore issues from the four corners of the earth - from politics to popular culture, artto anthropology. Producer Amber Dawson


Unknown: Anne MacKenzie
Producer: Amber Dawson

: PM

With Winifred Robinson.


Unknown: Winifred Robinson.

: Just a Minute

Nicholas Parsons isjoined atthe Pleasance in Edinburgh by Paul Merton , Clement Freud ,
Graham Norton and Ross Noble forthe comedy panel game. Producer Claire Jones. Repeated Sunday 12 noon


Unknown: Nicholas Parsons
Unknown: Paul Merton
Unknown: Clement Freud
Unknown: Graham Norton
Unknown: Ross Noble
Producer: Claire Jones.

: The Archers

Children can be very cruel. Repeated tomorrow 2pm

: Front Row

The Greatest Stories Never Told. In a special edition Mark Lawson talks to writers including
Martin Amis and Christopher Hampton about the works which famous authors sketched out, tried to write, failed to complete orwhich have subsequently been created in their name by Others. Producer Robyn Read


Talks: Mark Lawson
Unknown: Martin Amis
Unknown: Christopher Hampton

: Central 822: Part 6

A ten-part drama charting the career of real-life police detective Carol Bristow. Written by Sarah Woods with Carol Bristow.

Carol trains as the first armed woman in the Flying Squad.
(Repeated from 10.45am)


Writer: Sarah Woods
Writer: Carol Bristow
Director: Jonquil Panting
Carol: Tessa Peake-Jones
Ozzie: Danny Webb
Mills: Sean Baker
Mooney: James Ellis
Morris: Joe Caffrey
Dad: Terence Edmond
Mum 2: Freda Dowie
Peter: Jonathan Readwin
Betty/Woman in bar: Richenda Carey
Ed: David Thorpe
Janet: Cecilia Noble
Doctor: Tom George
Renata: Jasmine Hyde
Mum 1/Mo: Suzanna Hamilton
Young Carol: Candice Williams

: The Aid Business

In the second of two programmes Jenny Cuffe examines the dilemmas involved in providing aid to countries at war and ponders whether help from developed nations can actually fuel misery in developing countries. Producer Sarah Lewthwaite


Unknown: Jenny Cuffe
Producer: Sarah Lewthwaite

: Crossing Continents

Julian Pettifer travels to Taipei to explore the growing problem of child obesity in Taiwan. With a fifth of school-age boys now overweight, schools are singling out the heaviest children and giving them three weekly sessions of compulsory exercise. Pettifer investigates the causes of the problem and asks how far doctors can hope for success. Repeated from Thursday


Unknown: Julian Pettifer

: Nature

First in a new nine-part series.
House Sparrows. As our most familiar British bird goes into steep decline, Mark Carwardine turns sleuth and investigates the reasons forthe mysterious fall of the house of sparrow. Producer Brett Westwood. Repeated tomorrow 11am


Unknown: Mark Carwardine
Producer: Brett Westwood.

: A Place Called Home

Repeated from 9am

: The World Tonight

With Claire Bolderson.


Unknown: Claire Bolderson.

: Book at Bedtime: Father! Father! BurningBright

Alan Bennett reads his comic story in five parts. 1: The timing was good, Midgley acknowledged that. Onlyhisfatherwould have managed to make his farewell in the middle of a "meet the parents " week. Abridged and directed by Ned Chaillet (R)


Unknown: Alan Bennett
Directed By: Ned Chaillet

: Home Truths

Repeated from Saturday 9am

: News

: The Late Book: The Season Ticket

Jonathan Tulloch 's novel, set in Gateshead, is read by Tim Healy in ten parts. 6: Gerry and Sewell's attempts to raise enough money to buy season tickets for Newcastle United are less successful than they had hoped. Abridged and produced by Chris Wallis


Unknown: Jonathan Tulloch
Read By: Tim Healy
Produced By: Chris Wallis

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